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Scott Porter & Janel Parrish Are Bringing 'The Last Five Years' to Life Like Never Before!

The beloved musical The Last Five Years is currently being produced in Los Angeles with two great stars – Hart of Dixie‘s Scott Porter and Pretty Little LiarsJanel Parrish – and in a way you’ve never seen it before!

The After Hours Theatre Company has created a multisensory experience utilizing scent design, 360° sound, curated cocktails, and an interactive pre-show experience.

Both Scott and Janel got their starts in theatre and they’re going back to their roots with this new production of Jason Robert Brown‘s two-person musical.

We caught up with the two stars to learn more about the production and how their experiences have been with the show so far.

Just Jared: When did you first hear about The Last Five Years? Have you ever seen a production of it before?

Scott Porter: I came to know of The Last Five Years while I was living in Tokyo for a year in 2003/4. My friend had a bootleg VHS of the original Chicago production of the show staring Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy. I was blown away. As someone who was very familiar with the true breadth of theatre I always thought of Broadway shows to be big and flashy, and then I saw this incredibly powerful and personal story of just two individuals and I truly saw the power of this medium.

Janel Parrish: I heard about The Last Five Years when the soundtrack first came out in 2002. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the story and the music. It’s been a dream role! I’ve never seen a production on stage before, only clips online!

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Yara Shahidi Speaks at Freeform's Youth Movement Panel During Winter TCA Tour 2019!

Yara Shahidi is making her voice heard.

The 18-year-old Grown-ish actress spoke at the Youth Movement panel during the Freeform segment of the 2019 Winter TCA Press Tour on Tuesday (February 5) at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif.

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Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marlene King, Grown-ish co-showrunner Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, The Fosters executive producer Joanna Johnson, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse, Luka Sabbat, Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell all spoke at the panel.

The panel was part of the network’s “continued commitment to inclusivity and authentic storytelling.”

“At Freeform, our shows are uncompromising and bullish on what’s possible when young adults are empowered to be themselves and share their voice about the things that define them and their generation,” said president Tom Ascheim.

On the same day, it was announced that Grown-ish is being picked up for a third season.

FYI: Yara is wearing Mio Harutaka jewelry.

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Janel Parrish Supports Lana Condor at 'Deadly Class' Premiere!

Janel Parrish and Lana Condor reunite at the premiere screening of Syfy’s new series Deadly Class!

The 30-year-old Pretty Little Liars star stepped out to support the 21-year-old X‑Men: Apocalypse actress’s new series at The Roxy Theatre on Thursday (January 3) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Janel and Lana played sisters in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (sequel coming soon)!

They were joined at the premiere by Lana‘s co-stars Maria Gabriela de Faria, Benjamin Wadsworth, Liam James, and Luke Tennie.

James Kennedy was also there to show his support.

“Sister reunion,” event host Janel shared in her Instagram Stories. “Couldn’t be more proud of my @lanacondor! Teamed up with @syfy to watch my queen in #deadlyclass.”

Don’t miss Deadly Class – a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins – when it premieres on January 16!

FYI: Janel is wearing Laura Basci. Maria is wearing flor

25+ pictures inside of Janel Parrish, Lana Condor, and more at the premiere… More Here! »

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Janel Parrish Talks 'Tiger' Movie, 'The Perfectionists' & More in Exclusive JJ Interview!

Janel Parrish is opening up in an interview with Just Jared!

The 30-year-old Pretty Little Liars star is on top of the world and hard at work on several projects, including her new movie Tiger and the upcoming The Perfectionists.

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We caught up with Janel to discuss everything she’s up to lately. Check out the interview below, as well as a gorgeous photo spread shot and glammed by Glenn Nutley from Hello Darling Salon.

You’ve been in everything lately. How lucky do you feel right now?

Well that’s nice of you to say! I feel very grateful for work. It’s what I love to do, and each time I work on something new, I feel myself learning and growing more as an actress and person. Grateful is definitely the word.

Happy Birthday, too! What did you do to celebrate?

Thank you! My husband and sister came in for the day. We had a table read in Portland, and my PLL family surprised me with a cake. Spent the rest of the day with my sis and hubby, enjoying the city, and Sasha Pieterse and her husband Hudson joined us for pool later. It was perfect!

You’re currently in Portland, working on The Perfectionists. How does it feel to finally be back in Mona’s shoes? Familiar or different?

Both. I slip back into her shoes so easily after 7 years, I feel like I know her so well. However, she is a little evolving. And that is something I love about Mona and our wonderful writers…they also keep me on my toes as an actress. Portland is an amazing city, and I’m so happy to be back in the PLL world, but with new stories and faces.

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Janel Parrish's Father-in-Law Killed By Drunk Driver Before Wedding to Chris Long

Pretty Little LiarsJanel Parrish revealed some tragic news about her now father-in-law, Buck Long. He was killed by an underage drunk driver just two weeks before her wedding to Chris Long.

“A few weeks ago, we got the awful news that my now father in law was tragically killed by a drunk driver on his beloved Sunday motorcycle ride,” Janel posted on Instagram. “Words can’t explain the feeling of losing someone to something so senseless… something that could have been prevented. Please read about his life, and if you’re moved by his story, help donate to MADD to help make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Link in my bio. Love you Buck.”

Buck was killed instantly when the 18-year-old driver hit him on August 26, just two weeks before Janel and Chris‘ wedding date.

In her Instagram tribute, Janel included a link where you can give money to help prevent future drunk driving tragedies.

Our thoughts are with all of Buck‘s loved ones. RIP.

Janel Parrish Marries Longtime Love Chris Long in Hawaii!

Janel Parrish is married!

The 29-year-old Pretty Little Liars alum and longtime love Chris Long tied the knot on Saturday (September 8) in Hawaii.

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“We feel so lucky we found each other in this crazy world,” Janel told Us Weekly. “Marrying my dream man in my home of Hawaii surrounded by family and friends was a dream.”

Janel wore a Inbal Dror gown as her sister served as Maid of Honor while the 33-year-old chemical engineer’s brother officiated the ceremony.

Chris popped the question to Janel back in October 2017 in Toronto.

Congrats Janel and Chris!